OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 37 Oil and Gas Wells

Section 769 Travelling blocks

(1) An employer must ensure that each hook of a travelling block has a safety latch, mousing, shackle or equivalent positive locking device.

(2) An employer must ensure that the travelling block and each hook, elevator, elevator link and unit of travelling equipment is free from projecting bolts, nuts, pins or other parts.

(3) An employer must ensure that an upward travel limiting device

(a) is installed on every drilling or service rig and is tested at least once during each shift, and

(b) prevents the travelling block from contacting the crown structure by disengaging the power to the hoisting drum and applying brakes.